Stupid Kid

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"Stupid Kid"
The cover of the first version of the single.
Single by Alkaline Trio
from the album From Here to Infirmary
Released 2001
Format CD
Recorded 2000 at Pachyderm Studio, Cannon Falls, Minnesota
Genre Punk rock
Length 2:23
Label Vagrant
Writer(s) Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Mike Felumlee
Producer(s) Matt Allison, Alkaline Trio
Alkaline Trio singles chronology
Alkaline Trio / Blue Meanies
(2000)
"Stupid Kid"
(2001)
"Private Eye"
(2001)
Alternative cover
The cover of the second version of the single.

"Stupid Kid" is a song by the Chicago-based punk rock band Alkaline Trio, released as the first single from their 2001 album From Here to Infirmary. Two different versions of the single were released in the United Kingdom, where it became the band's first charting song by reaching #53 on the UK Singles Chart[1]

The song's music video was directed by Matthew Barry and Maureen Egan. It depicts the band performing the song outside of a middle school. Inside the school, a boy becomes infatuated with his female teacher and makes attempts to impress her. When the teacher writes "you scare me" in the boy's yearbook, he is humiliated in front of the class and the other children laugh at him. He stands outside the classroom window and removes his tuque, revealing a pair of devil-like horns as the teacher is consumed by smoke.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Version 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stupid Kid" (from From Here to Infirmary) Matt Skiba, Dan Andriano, Mike Felumlee 2:23
2. "The Metro" (originally performed by Berlin) John Crawford 3:41
3. "Private Eye" (from From Here to Infirmary) Skiba, Andriano, Felumlee 3:30
Total length:
9:31
Version 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Stupid Kid" (from From Here to Infirmary) Skiba, Andriano, Felumlee 2:23
2. "She Took Him to the Lake" (from Maybe I'll Catch Fire) Skiba, Andriano, Glenn Porter 2:40
3. "You've Got So Far to Go" (from Maybe I'll Catch Fire) Skiba, Andriano, Porter 3:14
Total length:
8:17

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart stats - Alkaline Trio". Chart Stats. Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2009-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Media: Alkaline Trio". vagrant.com. Vagrant Records. Retrieved 2009-11-10. [dead link]

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